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Title Faith and fertility : attitudes towards reproductive practices in different religions from ancient to modern times / edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau ; foreword by Richard Harries.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Subject Human reproduction -- Religious aspects.
Fertility -- ethics.
Reproductive Techniques -- ethics.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Alt Name Blyth, Eric.
Landau, Ruth, 1946-
Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction / Ruth Landau and Eric Blyth -- A Roman Catholic perspective on fertility issues : objective truths, moral absolutes, and the natural law / Jim Richards -- Anglican faith and reasoning : wrestling with fertility issues / Phyllis Creighton -- Islamic identity and the ethics of assisted reproduction / Mohammad Iqbal and Ray Noble -- Hinduism and reproduction in contemporary India : vedic learnings / Gautam N. Allahbadia, Swati G. Allahbadia, and Sulbha Arora -- Chinese traditional belief systems, livelihood, and fertility / Geok Ling Lee, Celia Hoi Yan Chan, Elizabeth Wai-Hing Choi Hui, and Cecilia Lai Wan Chan -- Buddhist family values : fertility and technological intervention in the quest for enlightenment / Michael G. Barnhart -- Broken calabashes : Yoruba traditional faith / Titilayo O. Aderibigbe -- Give me children or else I am dead : Orthodox Jewish perspectives on fertility / Rabbi Gideon Weitzman -- Faith and fertility in reform Jewish thought / Mark Washofsky.
Summary When an individual or couple is considering a difficult choice such as IVF treatment or third party assisted conception, the moral and ethical basis for their decisions may often be informed by their particular faith traditions. Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders from around the world. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible and clear style, outlining each faith's history and its core beliefs.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846429590 (electronic bk.)
1846429595 (electronic bk.)
1843105357 (Paper)
9781843105350 (Paper)
9781843105350 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 458616092
Additional Format Print version: Faith and fertility. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009 9781843105350 1843105357 (DLC) 2009012311 (OCoLC)262893428

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